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  • noun

Synonyms for agent

Synonyms for agent

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

Synonyms for agent

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

References in classic literature ?
And so they went and told the agent that they were ready to make the agreement.
The agent had the deed all ready, and invited them to sit down and read it; this Szedvilas proceeded to do--a painful and laborious process, during which the agent drummed upon the desk.
The agent was most polite, and explained that that was the usual formula; that it was always arranged that the property should be merely rented.
She expected the agent to fly into a passion, but he was, to her bewilderment, as ever imperturbable; he even offered to go and get a lawyer for her, but she declined this.
Jurgis was sure that they had been swindled, and were ruined; and he tore his hair and cursed like a madman, swearing that he would kill the agent that very night.
He found Ona in a faint and the babies screaming, and the whole house in an uproar--for it had been believed by all that he had gone to murder the agent.
The agent had already been favored with her instructions to pay the strictest attention to any commands received from Sir Patrick Lundie.
They made the clothes, but they shiver in rags and ask you, the lawyer, or business agent who handles your money, for a job.
The fact of my communication he would necessarily discover, when I gave the address to his agent in the morning.
Affair of agent and sealed letter from seven to eight.
I will offer my canaries and my cockatoo to this vast Metropolis--my agent shall present them in my name to the Zoological Gardens of London.
It was not till five minutes past seven that the gate bell rang, and the agent made his appearance.
He took the agent (a foreign spy, in every line of his face, if ever there was one yet) into a corner of the room, whispered some directions to him, and then left us together.
The agent waited with me till his employer returned, equipped in travelling costume.
The agent had kept at the door the cab in which he had returned.